Less than seven months after Kentucky officials rejected the proposed sale of University of Louisville Hospital, hospital officials announced service cuts that they say would save $2.5 million annually.
Officials at the 318-bed safety net hospital confirmed plans to cease performing open-heart surgeries as well as plans to limit nonemergency outpatient surgeries for the uninsured. Hospital officials also said they will shutter a sleep center in November. More cuts are expected in the future.
Hospital officials predicted they will need to trim $15 million from the hospital's budget over “the next few years.” A spokeswoman would not comment further on the specifics on reductions.